LE BRUIT DU SILENCE
Born in 1983, Emeric Lhuisset grew up in the Parisian suburbs. He has a degree in Art (Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris) and Geopolitics (Ecole Normal Supérieure Ulm – Centre de géostratégie/Université 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne). His work was displayed in numerous exhibitions around the world (Tate Modern in London, Museum Folkwang in Essen, Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, Frac Alsace, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Rencontres d’Arles, Sursock Museum in Beirut, CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Musée du Louvre Lens…). He won the Résidence BMW pour la Photographique 2018 and Grand Prix Images Vevey – Leica Prize 2017. He was also nominated for the Prix Pictet 2019, the PHmuseum grant 2018 (Honorable Mention) and the Coal prize (216). Hundred portraits was published by Frère Editions and Paradox (Ydoc) in 2014, and Last water war by André fère Editions and Al-Muthanna in 2016, The other shore in 2017. His work appears in numerous private collections as well as in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum, the Musée Nicéphore Niepce and the Musée de l’Armée – Invalides. At the same time as his artistic practice, he teaches contemporary art and geopolitics at the IEP of Paris (Science Po). He is represented by the Kalfayan Galleries.
After having developed a long work on the “water wars” in Iraq and in relation with his geopolitical approach, Emeric Lhuisset became interested in political ecology and the notion of anthropocene.
“In these struggles against global warming, we no longer have any a nationality, we are acting for the common good because we are all citizens of the world”.
Ranging from the local level to the global one, he started his work the site of the most important ecological disaster in France, the explosion of AZF factory, and progressively tried to build an iconography (photographs and videos) around a flag, as a symbol object: a symbol of how planet and also of each thing that surrounds us. A symbol of belonging, of a common identity, that we all share in the same world, the Earth.